It’s a New Stampin’ Year!

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Happy New (Stampin’) Year!  Not only is today our blog hop, but Stampin’ Up!’s 2018-2019 Annual Catalog goes live today, and I’m so excited to share some new stuff with you!  

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Hands down, the color revamp is my favorite ‘new’ from this catalog.  While there are a couple of colors I’m sad to see retire (Soft Sky and Island Indigo) there are so many lovely new colors to choose from including some long-awaited purples, a couple fresh greens, and some former In-Colors that I am thrilled to see return (Can you say Blackberry Bliss and Coastal Cabana?  Woot!!)  Following the color revamp, the Graceful Glass suite wow-ed me from the moment I was introduced to it at OnStage in April.  This suite is what I chose to work with for today’s project.

Graceful Glass

The Graceful Glass 6″ x 6″ Designer Vellum pack is adult coloring on steroids!  24 sheets, 2 each of 12 raised, printed, designs are enough to keep even the most dedicated colorist busy for a very long time.  You can color on the front for a more vibrant look, or soften things up and color on the back of the designs.  You can use your Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Blends, Watercolor Pencils, or Aqua Painters on them.  You can use full sheets or cut off sections as I’ve done on this card.  

My card begins with a base of Gorgeous Grape (new color!) cardstock with an additional Gorgeous Grape layer that was embossed with one of the Petal Pair embossing folders. My Irises were colored with Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, and Shaded Spruce  Stampin’ Write markers  (New Colors!) and was mounted on a Whisper White panel by sponging some Tombow Multi-Purpose glue on the back.  The Iris panel was then layered over a partial panel of Granny Apple Green and was accented with a strip of Black 1/8″ Cord.  The die-cut greeting, from the Painted Glass set, was stamped in Gorgeous Grape and cut with one of the Stitched Labels Framelits.  The last bit of embellishment is a couple of Clear Rhinestones that were colored with a Sharpie Marker.  In a couple of weeks, I will be able to use the new Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends markers to color them.  The new Blends colors are expected to be orderable approximately mid-June.

Are you ready?

If you’re anything like me, I’ve been adding to and editing my wish list for the last couple of weeks.  Today’s the day – at noon Mountain Time you can begin ordering from the new catalog.  I’ll probably have to win the lottery or take out a second mortgage on the house to pay for all the stuff I’d like to order – Ha!

Ok then – I’m off to play with some more new products.  How about I send you over to Kathya now to see what she’s been playing with?!  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  If you get lost on our hop, the line-up is shown below.  Please remember to give each hopper a little comment love – it really means a lot to hear from you…

Happy Stamping!

 

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Di          
Barb      (you are here)
Kathya
Connie  
Trisha    

 

 

Mother’s Day Blog Hop

 

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Welcome to this month’s blog hop!  Today we are featuring projects for Mother’s Day.  

When I think of Mother’s Day, images of sunshine and flowers generally come to mind for me.  While we sometimes get a nice sunny day, quite often its anything but nice out, and this year spring has been delayed so long that I’m not sure how many flowers we’ll have by the time Mother’s Day comes along.  If I can’t have real flowers blooming in my garden, at least I can make sure I’m crafting with them, and I certainly do that.  Florals are by far my favorite type of stamps and paper to work with.  My card today starts out with lots of elements from the Share What You Love product suite that everyone can order starting today!

How It’s Made:

I started with a Crumb Cake card base and ran a piece of Mossy Meadow through the Big Shot with the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textureed Impressions Embossing folder.  A floral panel from the Share What You Love specialty designer series paper pack was added over that along with a few strips of DSP from the same pack.  The Apron, tools and greeting are all from the Apron of Love bundle. The apron assembly was layered over a 2 1/4″ circle of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and a Pearlized Doily and accented with a bow made from the Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ velvet ribbon.

Share What You Love Early Release

Pearls are the traditional gift for a 30th Anniversary.  This year is Stampin’ Up’s 30th year in business, but we are the recipients of the pearls.  the Share What you Love suite of products is loaded with pearls and pearlized accents.  Can you see the pearl sheen on my card?  The doily is pearlized, and there are lovely Artisan Pearls as part of this suite as well.  Did you know that customers can order these products today before the catalog goes live?  There are three different bundles to choose from, and each bundle contains free product!  Head over to my online store to see the new releases!

Well, I could go on and on, but I bet you’re ready to see what Kathya has created for you.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Take some time to create this week – it’s a great mental vacation!

P.S.  The green cardstock I used on my card is Mossy Meadow.  It used to be an In-Color but will be back as part of the Neutrals collection in June!

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This month’s hoppers are:

Barb       https://www.beelinestamping.com (you are here)
Kathya   http://www.stampwithkathya.com
Connie   http://www.texasschoolmarm.com
Ellie        http://www.elstamper.blogspot.com
Mary       http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com
Trisha     http://www.creativelystamping.blog

 

 

 

Happy Easter Blog Hop

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Happy Easter, everyone! C’mon in and take a peep peek at our April blog hop…

Silly me forgot to snap a photo of the Easter card I sent out to my family this year, so I’ve chosen to show you another card that I did for a fellow co-worker who recently retired. She was moving out of state and taking very little with her, so a bouquet of roses simply wouldn’t have been practical as a gift.  The Petal Passion Suite came to my rescue and I made her a card with roses that would last forever! 

 

I stamped the roses from Petal Palette stamp set and colored them with Stampin’ Blends markers and die-cut them with the Petals & More Thinlits dies. The sweet little bird is from the same stamp set and also has a coordinating die to cut him out with.  With so many images in this stamp set, it wasn’t difficult to find a greeting and additional flowers to complete the front panel.  The Basic Black card base was layered with two of the lovely patterns found in the Petal Passion designer series paper pack.  A little Whisper White 1/4″ Organza ribbon and a few rhinestones were all the accents needed to complete this card.  With 15 images in the stamp set, 10 dies in the coordinating die set, and the gorgeous papers, ribbon and embossing folders, this suite is by far one of my most favorite in the Occasions catalog!

If only spring would arrive in my neck of the woods.  As I write, it is a brisk 23 degrees out which feels like 14 with the wind chill.  Yes, it’s April and we are still talking about wind chill factors!  I’m heading back to my studio to stamp some more birds and flowers and dream of spring.  I hope you’ll head over to Kathya’s blog and see what she’s stamped for you today.  

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P.S.  If you get lost – here are this month’s hoppers:

Di         http://www.stampingwithdi.com
Barb    https://www.beelinestamping.com
Kathya http://www.stampwithkathya.com
Connie http://www.texasschoolmarm.com
Ellie     http://www.elstamper.blogspot.com
Mary   http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com
Trisha  http://www.creativelystamping.blog

Valentine’s Day Blog Hop

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and this month we’ve chosen to show off some of the projects we’ve been creating for our loved ones. I am over the moon about the Painted with Love Specialty DSP pack, and wanted to make a card that showed off as much of this beautiful paper as I could.  The pack is full of designs that have an abstract brush stroke look with gold foil accents.  It’s bold, flashy and sweet all at the same time – I just love it!!

My project begins with a tent-fold card base made from Whisper White Thick card stock which is layered with a 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of Powder Pink card stock.  I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to cut a heart from the Powder Pink layer, and then backed it with a bit of  the bold brush stroke patterned DSP.  The two smaller hearts were also cut from the Sweet & Sassy set, one from Gold Glimmer Paper, and one from another Painted With Love paper.  The smallest heart was heat embossed in gold with the tiny leaf pattern from Heart Happiness.  The “love” was die cut from Gold Foil paper using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  The striped pattern at the bottom is also from Painted With Love.  A few sequins from my stash were used as accents.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project – all the products I used are listed below and can be found in my online store by clicking on the images.  It’s time to send you off to see what Kathya has to show you.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

 

 

 

Our hoppers this month are:

Di          http://www.stampingwithdi.com
Barb     https://www.beelinestamping.com
Kathya http://www.stampwithkathya.com
Connie http://www.texasschoolmarm.com
Mary    http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com
Trisha  https://www.creativelystamping.blog

 

 

2018 New Year, New Catalogs Blog Hop

Happy New Year!  Today we are featuring projects from Stampin Up’s new 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs that go live in just two days!  I don’t know how they do it, but Stampin’ Up! always manages to wow me with each new catalog they release, and this one is no exception.  The very first suite of products that caught my eye was Sweet Soiree beginning on page 12 of the 2018 Occasions catalog.  I love to make birthday cards, and I especially love florals, so of course, these coordinating products really tickled my fancy!

Power Pink birthday card featuring Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree product suite

Here I’ve paired Powder Pink cardstock with a strip of DSP from the Sweet Soiree pack.  It’s accented with some Silver washi tape from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment pack.  The gift was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed in silver.  I used reinkers and an Aqua Painter brush to color in the florals with Berry Burst, Calypso Coral and Old Olive ink.  That was fussy cut and layered with some Silver Metallic Thread.  I did a wash of Rich Razzleberry right on the card base and popped up the gift with dimensionals.  The ‘For You’ greeting was heat embossed with Silver powder and die cut with the oval from the Coffee Cups Framelits set.  A few scattered rhinestones finished off the piece.

Start getting your wish list together – these catalogs and Stampin’ Up’s best sale of the year launch on January 3rd!  With every $50 in merchandise ordered, you earn your choice of free products from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  This year, there are two $100 level choices as well!  Cute stuff – if you haven’t gotten your catalogs yet, let me know and I’ll be happy to get a set out to you.

Off you go now to see what Kathya has to show you!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop.  In case you get off track, the hop stops are shown below.

 

Di         http://www.stampingwithdi.com
Barb    https://www.beelinestamping.com (you are here)
Kathya http://www.stampwithkathya.com
Ellie     http://www.elstamper.blogspot.com
Mary   http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com
Melissa http://www.stampinupwithmelissa.blogspot.com
Connie http://www.texasschoolmarm.com
Trisha  http://www.creativelystamping.blog/

 

 

 

 

Christmas and New Year’s Blog Hop

Welcome to another Di’s Country INKers blog hop in which we are featuring Christmas and New Year’s projects.  If you’ve hopped over from Di’s post, welcome!  We’ve got lots of stops for you this month…

My project today was completely inspired by fellow demonstrator Kathryn Simpson from the UK.  I was so bowled over by it that I had to re-create it for myself!  Have a peek…

This Christmas Village was made with the Stampin’ Up! Hometown Greetings Edgelits Die set and Whisper White cardstock.  The background was heat embossed with the santa & reindeers, stars, and the crescent moon stamp from the Hearts Come Home stamp set, then sponged over with Marina Mist and Night of Navy ink.  Each row in the village was done by making an initial die cut, then sliding the die left or right as needed and making a second die cut to complete that row.  LED fairy lights are adhered with glue dots beneath the houses to illuminate them.  Foam adhesive strips were used to adhere the layers and create spacing between the rows.  The final touch was lots of Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  (Yes, I sparkled for days!)  The scene was then mounted inside a shadow box I found at my local craft store.  

Everyone I’ve showed this to had the same reaction as I did – Wow!!  In fact, I’ve gotten a few orders for them already – can you guess what I’ll be working on this weekend?

Thank you so much for stopping by today – I hope you enjoy the rest of the projects on today’s hop. If you get lost, the list of hoppers below will get you back on track.  Now, off you go to see what my dear friend Ellie has to show you today!

 

 

 

 

Stops on today’s hop are:

 

Di         http://www.stampingwithdi.com
Barb    https://www.beelinestamping.com
Ellie     http://www.elstamper.blogspot.com
Mary   http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com
Kathya http://www.stampwithkathya.com
Nita     http://www.reddoorpapercrafters.blogspot.com
Trisha  http://www.creativelystamping.blog

 

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